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International Travel Information
Sequestration Impact: As government staffing cuts take effect, travelers should plan on longer security checkpoint lines and wait times. Travel tips.
Customs and immigration agencies require documents that prove citizenship when traveling across international borders. Document requirements can vary as each country has its own requirements for entry. In order to expedite the security and check-in process, please ensure that the name on your travel documents matches the name on your travel itinerary and ticket.
Government regulations require the use of a passport for flights between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Acquiring a U.S. passport may take up to 6 weeks.
Please visit our preferred provider, TravelDoc, to determine the documentation and visa requirements of your chosen destination.
International Passenger Information Requirements
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security requires all travelers entering the U.S. to provide information regarding travel documents and details regarding travel plans. Visit our International Passenger Information Requirements page to learn more about U.S. Customs and Border Protection requirements.
Minors Traveling Internationally
Minors traveling without all custodial parents may be required to present a Letter of Consent signed by all custodial parents. Please visit the U.S. Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov for country-specific information.
Because Alaska Airlines is required to verify international documents and information, it is necessary for travelers to arrive early at the airport for international departures. Please visit our Airport Guides to view suggested arrival times for your departure airport.